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‘Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun’ screens in St. Pete

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground,” -Zora Neale Hurston, “Dust Tracks on a Road.”

African American writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston wrote about racial struggles in early 20th century Florida. Graphic courtesy of Alejandra Martino.

African American writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston wrote about racial struggles in early 20th century Florida. Graphic courtesy of Alejandra Martino.

The Pinellas National Organization for Women (NOW) is co-hosting a film screening with the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum to present the documentary “Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun.” African-American writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston wrote about racial struggles in early 20th century Florida. Born in Alabama, Hurston moved to Eatonville, Florida which became the setting for many of her stories. Today, Eatonville hosts the annual ZORA! Festival.

The screening, held at 3-6 p.m. at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum Sunday, Oct. 14, will be followed by a discussion as well as opportunities to purchase books by Zora Neale Hurston.

Admission is $3 but additional donations to the museum are welcome.

Location: 2240 9th Ave S Saint Petersburg, Florida

 
 

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